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Now Available: The 2018 Global Review of Constitutional Law

—Richard Albert, The University of Texas at Austin, and David Landau, Florida State University I·CONnect is pleased to partner with the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy to bring you the third edition of the I·CONnect-Clough Center Global Review of Constitutional Law. The report may be downloaded here for free. This 2018 edition of the Global Review of

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Published on October 22, 2019
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What’s New in Public Law

—Chiara Graziani, Ph.D. Candidate and Research Fellow in Constitutional Law, University of Genoa, Italy In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in public law. “Developments” may include a selection of links to news, high court decisions, new or recent scholarly books and articles, and blog posts from around the public

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Published on October 21, 2019
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Changing the Constitution in the Guise of Preserving It

–Qinhao Zhu, University of Oxford In most professions creativity is good. But the value of judicial creativity is more suspect. There’s the suspicion that the creative judge is cheating. Hence, judges often portray their decisions as unoriginal. At one time in England it was said that the common law had existed since the creation of

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Published on October 18, 2019
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Announcement: New Book Series in Latin American and Caribbean Constitutionalisms

—Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin I am pleased to announce that Hart Publishing has commissioned the creation of a new series of books in the field of comparative constitutional studies. The new Hart Studies in Latin American and Caribbean Constitutionalisms will have

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Published on October 17, 2019
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Conference Report: Beyond the Usual Suspects and Usual Domains? An ICON-S (Singapore) Symposium

—Maartje De Visser, Singapore Management University, and Jaclyn L. Neo, National University of Singapore Avid readers of this blog need no reminder of the clarion call for those with an interest in constitutionalism to move beyond the ‘usual suspects’. Indeed, the very establishment of ICON-S was inspired by the desire to mainstream an interdisciplinary approach

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Published on October 16, 2019
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What’s New in Public Law

–Mohamed Abdelaal, Assistant Professor, Alexandria University Faculty of Law In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in public law. “Developments” may include a selection of links to news, high court decisions, new or recent scholarly books and articles, and blog posts from around the public law blogosphere. To submit relevant

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Published on October 14, 2019
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Book Review: John Otrompke on Arthur Peltomaa’s “Understanding Unconstitutionality: How a Country Lost Its Way”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, John Otrompke reviews Arthur Peltomaa’s book on Understanding Unconstitutionality: How a Country Lost Its Way (Teja Press, 2018). –John Otrompke, J.D. In 1985, the Supreme Court of Canada declared that all of the laws of Manitoba enacted in the last 95 years had been unconstitutional, because they had not been

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Published on October 13, 2019
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What the Harvard Decision Gets Right about Affirmative Action

—Yuvraj Joshi, Doctoral Candidate, Yale Law School A federal judge has upheld Harvard College’s admissions program against a challenge from Edward Blum. Her opinion reinforces what I interpret to be the true purpose of affirmative action in the U.S., which is the pursuit of racial transition. Blum is the president of Students for Fair Admission

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Published on October 11, 2019
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Book Review: Alice Valdesalici on Antonia Baraggia’s “Ordinamenti giuridici a confronto nell’era della crisi. La condizionalità economica in Europa e negli Stati nazionali”

[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Alice Valdesalici reviews Antonia Baraggia’s Ordinamenti giuridici a confronto nell’era della crisi. La condizionalità economica in Europa e negli Stati nazionali (G. Giappichelli Editore 2017).] —Alice Valdesalici, Senior Researcher, Institute for Comparative Federalism Antonia Baraggia’s book–Ordinamenti giuridici a confronto nell’era della crisi. La condizionalità economica in

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Published on October 9, 2019
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What’s New in Public Law

—Sandeep Suresh, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School, India In this weekly feature, I-CONnect publishes a curated reading list of developments in public law. “Developments” may include a selection of links to news, high court decisions, new or recent scholarly books and articles, and blog posts from around the public law blogosphere. To submit relevant

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Published on October 7, 2019
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